STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Platform Perfection

Between sky-high wedges and flat sandals, there is a shoe height for everyone. However what about a shoe that give you a little bit of height but is still comfortable and could be worn with every outfit in your closet? Enter the platform sandal.

This sandal is a big trend for the summer, and this Fashionista shows a great way to style it. Her mini dress would look inappropriate with a tall wedge, but she wanted a little bit of height while still remaining comfortable. Platforms typically have the same height of platform (the front part of the shoe) and wedge (the part under your heel). Unlike wedge sandals where there could be a two or three inch difference between the platform of the shoe and the wedge. This is why they are more comfortable, because your foot is flat like it would be in a sandal with no height.

This Fashionista keeps her look fresh for summer with a ruffled mini dress layered over a lace bralette. If you have not invested in a lace bralette yet what are you waiting for? They make any dress or top that is low wearable for the daytime without exposing too much skin.

It may be tricky at first to figure out how to style such trendy shoes. But keep it simple like this Fashionista. Her black pair of platform sandals are trendy but do not take away from the rest of her outfit. They could be paired with a dress like the Fashionista does here, or skirts, denim and shorts because they are not too tall. This Fashionista keeps her jewelry and other accessories simple and the bohemian-inspired necklace is a great accent.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I focused on my platform sandals and then styled the rest of my look around them. I usually wear black, so when I saw this black and gray tie-dye dress I knew it would be a fun way to add some pattern. I think platform sandals are a great piece to add to your summer wardrobe because they can be worn with everything!”